Chop Gate Wesleyan Chapel

Cold Moor Lane, the Public Bridleway onto Cold Moor, climbs steeply out of Chop Gate past the old Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. The track gets narrower and narrower and muddier and muddier before bursting out onto the open moor. The chapel dates from 1858, according to the sign over the door, and is currently on sale for conversion to residential although I read there is no mains water and drainage, so a lot of work involved. When it was built the major landowner, Lord Feversham, was devoutly Church of England and totally against the establishment of a non-conformist church in the village. However the Methodists managed to buy this plot of land off the local shop keeper.  Which must have upset the Lord quite a bit.

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